Live From Keck: Hunt for the Cosmic Dark Ages

Live From Keck: Hunt for the Cosmic Dark Ages

Saturday December 07, 2013
12:00 am - 01:00 am


Join us for a rare look into an observing run at the W. M. Keck Observatory, home of the two largest and most scientifically productive telescopes on Earth. 


Caltech's Dr. Richard Ellis and his team of astronomers will spend two nights on Keck I with the instrument MOSFIRE attempting to look back into the Cosmic Dark Ages and quantify the degree to which hydrogen is being burnt off by the ultraviolet light from young galaxies. 

Click HERE to watch. 

Early Morning, December 7
12am (midnight) Hawai
2am Pacific
5 am Eastern


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On Keck 1, we have UCSC observers using MOSFIRE. On Keck 2, we have UCSB/UCLA observers using NIRC2-LGS. Sun set 06:51:00pm rise 05:51:00am
UCSC observers will use MOSFIRE on Keck 1, and UCSB/UCLA observers will use NIRC2-LGS on Keck 2 tonight. Sun set 06:51:00pm rise 05:51:00am
BOOM! First Potentially Habitable Earth-Size Planet Confirmed by Keck and Gemini. bit.ly/1pdXHZ9 pic.twitter.com/Yb1oA2MetB
Our guests tonight are observers from UCSC and KECK, using MOSFIRE and NIRC2-LGS/PCS* respectively. Sun set 06:51:00pm rise 05:52:00am